Trial Update: Epstein's Pilot Spills the Beans, In Epstein's Organization, Ghislaine Maxwell Was 'Number Two'

Source: https://thefederalistpapers.org/us/trial-update-epsteins-pilot-spills-beans-epsteins-organization-ghislaine-maxwell-number-two

by: Steve Straub | Published: November 30, 2021

Ghislaine Maxwell was “number two” in the hierarchy of Jeffrey Epstein’s employees, a former longtime pilot for the deceased financier testified on Tuesday at Maxwell’s sex-abuse trial in Manhattan.

Pilot Lawrence Visoski, who is testifying for the government, recalled how Maxwell would often contact him to schedule flights for Epstein.

Prosecutors have charged Maxwell, who was also a onetime intimate partner of Epstein’s, with recruiting and grooming four underage girls to give Epstein erotic massages, describing them as a “ruse” for sex abuse.

BREAKING: The Ghislaine Maxwell trial got off to a bumpy start when several potential jurors couldn’t be found. One of them “forgot” about the trial, and two others said they couldn’t serve because of various other issues.
Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) November 29, 2021

“Ms. Maxwell was number two. Mr. Epstein was a big number one,” Visoski told jurors. “She was the one that pretty much handled most of the finance, my expenses, spending in the office.”

Maxwell, 59, has pleaded not guilty to eight counts of sex trafficking and other crimes, including two perjury charges that will be tried at a later date. She faces up to 80 years in prison if convicted on all counts.

Ghislaine Maxwell was “number two” in the hierarchy of Jeffrey Epstein’s employees, a former longtime pilot for the deceased financier testified on Tuesday at Maxwell’s sex-abuse trial in Manhattan.

Pilot Lawrence Visoski, who is testifying for the government, recalled how Maxwell would often contact him to schedule flights for Epstein.

Prosecutors have charged Maxwell, who was also a onetime intimate partner of Epstein’s, with recruiting and grooming four underage girls to give Epstein erotic massages, describing them as a “ruse” for sex abuse.

“Ms. Maxwell was number two. Mr. Epstein was a big number one,” Visoski told jurors. “She was the one that pretty much handled most of the finance, my expenses, spending in the office.”

Maxwell, 59, has pleaded not guilty to eight counts of sex trafficking and other crimes, including two perjury charges that will be tried at a later date. She faces up to 80 years in prison if convicted on all counts.

Lawyers for Maxwell have said that the British socialite was being scapegoated for crimes Epstein committed. Epstein died in jail in 2019 while awaiting trial on sex-abuse charges.

Earlier on Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan said she had excused one juror from the case because his spouse had surprised him with a planned trip around the Christmas holiday.

The lead prosecutor in the Ghislaine Maxwell case is Maurene Comey
She is the daughter of James Comey
Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) Novmeber 29, 2021

As a result, 12 jurors and five alternates, instead of six, will continue hearing testimony in the expected six-week trial, which began on Monday.

Visoski’s testimony has provided the remaining jurors with a sense of the lifestyle Epstein and Maxwell lived between 1994 and 2004, the period in which prosecutors say Maxwell lured four underage girls for Epstein to abuse.

The pilot said he frequently shuttled Epstein and guests between Epstein’s properties in New York, Florida, New Mexico, Paris and Caribbean islands.

Judge Nathan has granted Ghislaine Maxwell's request that evidence in the trial be redacted to hide 'sensational and impure' information
One week before the trial began, Chuck Schumer and Joe Biden nominated Judge Nathan to higher office in the US 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals
Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) November 28, 2021

In her opening statement on Monday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Pomerantz said prosecutors would present flight logs that included the names of Maxwell and some of the alleged victims.

Maxwell’s defense attorney, Bobbi Sternheim, on Monday said there was nothing inherently wrong with having private jets.

The jet-setting lifestyle contrasts with Maxwell’s confinement since her July 2020 arrest at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, including her complaints about raw sewage permeating her cell and being served moldy food.

So Ghislaine Maxwell is on trial for sex trafficking for Jeffrey Epstein but media are banned from the courtroom, no live stream because of “sensational” elements, the judge is an Obama appointee just promoted by Biden, & the prosecutor is James Comey’s daughter. FISHY.
Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) November 29, 2021

Tags: Date-2021-11-30, ChildAbuse, USA, Slavery


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